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Hematology Reference Intervals for Healthy Adults of the City of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Authors Abdullah DA, Mahmood GA, Rahman HS

Received 17 July 2020

Accepted for publication 14 August 2020

Published 25 November 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 1249—1254


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Dana Ahmed Abdullah,1 Gizing Anwar Mahmood,2 Heshu Sulaiman Rahman3,4

1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah 46001, Republic of Iraq; 2Directorate of Health, Sulaymaniyah 46001, Republic of Iraq; 3Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah 46001, Republic of Iraq; 4Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Komar University of Science and Technology, Sarchinar District, Sulaymaniyah 46001, Republic of Iraq

Correspondence: Heshu Sulaiman Rahman
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Republic of Iraq
Tel +964 7726159598

Background: Hematology laboratory analyses are essential in the diagnosis of and making decisions on clinical cases. Hematology results are only meaningful when reference made to a normal range of values for a particular population. These values are affected by race, diet, and lifestyle the society.
Objective: To establish the hematological reference values for adult residents of the city of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.
Methods: Blood samples collected from 1133 healthy males and female volunteers were analyzed for complete blood count, serum iron, and vitamin B12 concentrations. After applying the exclusion criteria, the hematology results from 762 individuals comprising 313 males and 449 males were included in the study.
Results: The mean red blood cell count, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, and serum iron concentration were higher in males than females while the neutrophil and platelet counts and plateletcrit were higher in females than males.
Conclusion: This study for the first time recorded hematological reference intervals for residents of the city of Sulaymaniyah.

Keywords: hematology, serum iron, vitamin B12, reference interval, city of Sulaymaniyah

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